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Job Posting: Casual Position Opportunity to Support Cosmos From Your Couch program

Job Posting: Casual Position Opportunity to Support Cosmos From Your Couch program

  Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics Faculty of Arts and Science University of Toronto The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics is currently accepting applications for a casual position to provide support to the Public Outreach Coordinator and Events Officer to develop video content…

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Job Posting: CHIME-CIRADA Computing Specialist (TERM)

Job Posting: CHIME-CIRADA Computing Specialist (TERM)

    Date Posted: 08/05/2022 Req ID: 26359 Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science Department: Dunlap Inst. for Astronomy & Astrophysics Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto) Position Number: 00052044 ……… Apply at:  https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-ON/562115017/     Description: About us: The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart…

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Astronomers detect a radio “heartbeat” billions of light-years from Earth

Astronomers detect a radio “heartbeat” billions of light-years from Earth

  The clear and periodic pattern of fast radio bursts may originate from a distant neutron star.   By Jennifer Chu (MIT News Office), with notes from Meaghan MacSween Along with collaboration partners, astronomers at the Dunlap Institute and the David A. Dunlap Department of…

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CHIME Outrigger Telescopes boost search for Fast Radio Bursts

CHIME Outrigger Telescopes boost search for Fast Radio Bursts

  CHIME’s new siblings will pinpoint where bursts detected by Canada’s world-renowned telescope come from. By Meaghan Thurston and Fergus Grieve, with notes from Meaghan MacSween In the quest to identify the origins of one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries – fast radio bursts (FRBs) –…

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Two Dunlap Postdocs Win Prestigious Hubble Fellowship

Two Dunlap Postdocs Win Prestigious Hubble Fellowship

  Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellows Dr. Kathryn Neugent and Dr. Karthiek Iyer have been awarded the prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship beginning in the fall of 2022. The NASA Hubble Fellowship Program supports promising postdoctoral scientists to pursue research that will contribute to NASA Astrophysics. The grant, which…

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The new, improved Dragonfly is a galactic gas detector

The new, improved Dragonfly is a galactic gas detector

  By James Shelton, with notes from Meaghan MacSween The Dragonfly telescope is undergoing a metamorphosis. For the past decade, the Dragonfly Telephoto Array — designed by The University of Toronto’s Roberto Abraham and Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum — has conducted groundbreaking science by detecting…

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Twelve for dinner: The Milky Way’s feeding habits shine a light on dark matter

Twelve for dinner: The Milky Way’s feeding habits shine a light on dark matter

  Astronomers are one step closer to revealing the properties of dark matter enveloping our Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a new map of twelve streams of stars orbiting within our Galactic halo. Understanding these star streams is very important for astronomers. As well as…

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CHIME’s FRB Team to Receive 2022 Berkeley Prize

CHIME’s FRB Team to Receive 2022 Berkeley Prize

  The CHIME/FRB Team, which includes many researchers within the U of T Astronomy community – will be awarded the prestigious 2022 Berkeley prize by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The team is being honoured with the award for their noteworthy progress on fast radio…

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Dunlap Astronomer discovers we may be surrounded by tunnel-like structure

Dunlap Astronomer discovers we may be surrounded by tunnel-like structure

  A Dunlap Institute astronomer has discovered that our solar system may be surrounded by what she describes as a magnetic tunnel that can be seen in radio waves. Dr. Jennifer West, Research Associate at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, is making a…

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Dr. Renée Hložek Wins 2021 McLean Award

Dr. Renée Hložek Wins 2021 McLean Award

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  – U of T Assistant Professor Renée Hložek is this year’s winner of the prestigious McLean Award. The award recognizes an emerging research leader at the University of Toronto. Hložek is an Assistant Professor at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics…

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